Friday, January 22, 2010

Breakfast and My First EMW Giveaway

So, the San Diego Chargers got beat last weekend, and it hasn't stopped raining since.

Yet again this morning I was derailed from the gym thanks to the contant rain we've been having. It's not exactly a fun concept to walk 1.5 miles home from the gym in an absolute downpour. No thanks.

I'll have to go with the husband tonight when he gets home from work, which I hate. Working out is for mornings, as far as I'm concerned. Even when I had to be at work at 8am in another part of the city, I still preferred getting up and going to the gym pre-work. At 17, if you'd told me I'd be getting up someday at 5am to go to the gym, I would have thought you were loooooony.

I got an early start on work this morning since there was no gym happening. I had a pretty plain breakfast of green tea and an ezekiel muffin with natural crunchy peanut butter.

Excellent breakfast. I love how these muffins keep me going all morning.

And... on to Eat Move Write's Very First Giveaway!!! I've been thinking about doing one for a while, but I wanted to wait until I saw the right giveaway.

As you know, last night I went shopping at the newly opened Vine Ripe Market here in La Mesa. It was fabulous and such. I knew instantly that I wanted to get something to share with my EMW readers. This place is magical (with cheap produce and all), and I wanted to pass on the awesomeness.

Well, you all know how food bloggers love love love bars, right? Well, I found this bar.

It's a fig bar with peanuts. I don't know about you, but I seriously LOVE figs. (Mind you, this is a Mediterranean Market, so it won't be a brand you recognize.) So, I bought a couple to taste test.

I really liked these bars. I ate half of it because it was my post-dinner dessert last night. It was like a Larabar and Kind bar in one. Very different and clean tasting. The package has the word "Natural" on it in several different languages, and the ingredients are listed in like 4 or 5 languages. I just thought these were so cool.

So... I bought YOU two of them. One is fig. The other is apricot.

You already know the deal, but here it is....

EMW's 1st Giveaway

Enter to win TWO Exotic Fruit Bars.... Here's how:

- Post a comment about your favorite bar (Larabar? Clif? South Beach?)
- Post about the contest on your blog and leave me a 2nd comment letting me know you posted.
- Become a follower of my blog and leave me a 2nd comment that you became a follower. (Obviously doesn't work if you are already a follower.)

If there are enough entries, I may pick two winners to win two bars each.
Contest ends Wednesday at 9pm PST.

I hope your day is going well. It's Friday!!!


  1. I LOVE LOVE Pure bars :) The chocolate brownie is amazing. These bars look great :)

  2. I honestly I have no interest in the bars, but I think it is a cool way to promote your blog, so I tweeted about it! Hope it gets you some new readers! My twitter name is FoyUpdate. (Don't enter me in the drawing.)

  3. Great giveaway, although I think it may be too expensive to post to the UK (if I won)so don't enter me, I will however post about your giveaway.
    My favourite bars are definately Lar bars, I'm totally addicted.


  4. I love Lara Bars and Sunrider's Sunbars :) But these look great!

  5. Yay for your first giveaway!!

    Fingers crossed.

    That bar looks delish.

    My favorite right now is the almond and cashew KIND bar - I'm loving it.

    Have a great weekend, Jasmine!

  6. My favorite bars are actually my homemade granola bars! does that count? if not, my second favorite are clif kid z-bars. so good :)

    great first giveaway! :)

  7. My favorites are Lara, Pure and Dr. Weils. I'd be interested to read the ingredient list (the English one!) on these bars :-)

  8. hey jasmine,
    apparently the comment i left
    about this yesterday didn't stick,
    so here's my second attempt!

    those bars look so delicious,
    i'm definitely wishing upon many stars...
    check out my blog for the entry
    about your beautiful site and
    generous giveaway,
    i hope you like it.
    thanks also for the comment on
    a previous post -
    glad someone else relates to
    my love of cleaning. :)

  9. great giveaway! i think my fave right now is 18 rabbit's granola bars.

  10. i linked back to my blog:

  11. I'm a big fan of KIND bars right now - I love the short ingredient list, and they are just yummy!

  12. Larabars are definitely my favorite - thinking about the key lime pie bar just makes me drool

  13. Also, I posted a link to your contest on my blog! *crosses fingers and toes*

  14. I'm a big fan of the pistachio variety Larabars! Those fig bars you have sound great too!

  15. I've never heard of this bar but it sounds great! I <3 Clif Bars but recently started buying more Z-bars for fewer calories and a smaller serving.

  16. I love love Larabars!
    Clif's Nectar line is so good too, so sad that they discontinued it! I'm loading up on them while I still can :D


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